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CJLL Israeli in Residence Series


Robbie Gringras
Israeli Artist in Residence

Robbie Gringras is a British-born Israeli living on the top of a hill in the Galilee, writing, performing, and teaching about Israel and being Jewish. He has performed on London’s West End and throughout the world with his own original plays. His solo shows have been performed in Israel, UK, Australia, USA, Canada, Russia, and Mexico in English, Hebrew, and Spanish (Mexico’s best monologue of 2007!). He has taught and published widely on the arts in Jewish and Israel education, especially in his work as Creative Director of Makom Israel Education Lab, and once drove through Memphis on his way from New Jersey to Tucson.Through performance art, storytelling, and charismatic education, participants will be made to think deeply about their connection with Judaism and Israel as they grapple with the religious-secular divide, confront the effects of living with a prolonged and seemingly elusive dream for peace, and celebrate the complexities of life in Israel.


Dr. Rachel Korazim

Israeli Scholar in Residence

Born during the era of independence to Holocaust survivors in Israel, Dr. Rachel Korazim is a freelance Jewish education consultant in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. Rachel opens for her audiences a window to Israeli society through literature; through stories, poems and songs of the best of Israel’s writers, she invites listeners to engage with Israel in an innovative way. Rather than share the usual Israel of the Pulpit, of Fundraising, or of the Media, Dr. Korazim gives you the Israel of the Israeli Living Room - Closer, Warmer, Approachable.

While in Memphis, Dr. Korazim will additionally provide consultation, training, and her wealth of scholarship behind the scenes to many of our community agencies.


This program is made possible by a grant from the
Lemsky Endowment Fund of Jewish Community Partners.

For more information about our CJLL Israeli in Residence Series, visit the Member Services Desk or call (901) 761-0810.

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